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  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201300111803
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat examines the number and types of cases completed in youth courts on an annual basis. Characteristics of youth accused, case decisions, types of sentences imposed and case completion times are also explored. Data are presented at both the national and provincial/territorial levels.

    Release date: 2013-06-13

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20122836321
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2012-10-09

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201200111645
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat article presents information on youth court cases at both the national and provincial/territorial levels. In addition to exploring the number and types of cases completed in Canada's youth courts, this report includes information on the characteristics of accused youth, case decisions or outcomes, sentencing details and case processing length.

    Release date: 2012-05-28

  • Journals and periodicals: 85-561-M
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The Crime and Justice research paper series was initiated to explore a wide range of topics covering criminal victimization, youth and adult offending, the administration of justice, and the perception of the justice system and crime in Canadian communities. Staff at the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, visiting fellows and academic associates provide the analyses. The research papers are intended to stimulate discussion. Readers are encouraged to contact the authors with comments, criticisms and suggestions.

    Release date: 2011-12-15

  • Articles and reports: 85-005-X201100111454
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat Bulletin presents the most up-to-date information on police-reported incidents and court cases involving money laundering in Canada. Specific issues include: rates of money laundering, characteristics of accused, such as age and sex, and the sentences most often received for incidents of money laundering.

    Release date: 2011-06-21

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201000211294
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article summarizes data from youth courts across Canada that provided data to the Integrated Criminal Court Survey for the 2008/2009 fiscal year. Information is presented on the characteristics of accused youth and their court cases as well as case outcomes (i.e., decisions and sentencing details). The focus of this article is placed on the most recent year of data (2008/2009) with some jurisdictional and trend analyses.

    Release date: 2010-07-28

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X200900110783
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The Internet is a virtual world filled with an abundance of information and endless sources of entertainment. While an extraordinary tool, the Internet comes with risks. For children these risks include the dangers of sexual exploitation, such as luring through the Internet.

    Presently, there is little data available on child luring. The information that does exist represents only those incidents that have been reported to the police. Therefore, it is difficult to quantify the full extent and nature of child luring offences in Canada. Nonetheless, using the first available police-reported data on child luring, this Juristat article presents a snapshot of the characteristics of this relatively new criminal offence and the people accused of committing it, as well as an examination of court cases and decisions for child luring offences.

    Release date: 2009-03-12

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X200800410568
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This series of reports provides detailed statistics and analysis on a variety of topics and issues concerning Canada's justice system. The annual Juristat, Youth Court Statistics, 2006/2007, summarizes trends from provincial/territorial youth courts across Canada, which provide data to the Integrated Criminal Court Survey. In this Juristat, information is presented on the characteristics of cases and accused youth, sentencing and related issues.

    Release date: 2008-05-20

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X200800110509
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Using administrative data, this Juristat is intended to provide a profile of female offenders in Canada. Police-reported data are used to present information on the nature and extent of crime among female youth and adults in 2005 and then examine trends in the rate of female youth and adults charged by police with violent and property offences from 1986 to 2005. Data are compared with crime rates among male youth and adults to illustrate differences in levels and patterns of offending. The report also examines the processing of female youth and adults through the courts and provides characteristics of adult females under federal and provincial/territorial corrections. Again, comparisons are drawn with court activity involving males and with adults males under correctional services.

    Release date: 2008-01-24

  • Articles and reports: 85-561-M2005006
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This is the first quasi-national Canadian study of the criminal careers of a birth cohort. It uses linked data from the Youth Court Survey and Adult Criminal Court Survey to describe the court careers up to the 22nd birthday of Canadians born in 1979/80. The study includes six provinces - Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta - accounting for approximately 78% of the population of Canada.

    Eighteen per 100 members of the cohort were referred to court for a criminal offence allegedly committed before their 22nd birthday. Thirteen were found guilty of at least one offence, and ten received a sentence which put them under the supervision of correctional or probation authorities. The peak age of referral to court is 18 years. On average, between the ages of 12 and 21 inclusive, alleged offenders were referred to court in connection with 3.1 criminal incidents' or 2.4, if administrative offences are excluded. Just over half of alleged offenders had only one incident in their court career. Seventeen percent of alleged offenders were classified as chronic offenders, who were responsible for 58% of all alleged criminal incidents.

    Individuals whose contact with the court system begins later in adolescence tend to be involved in fewer criminal incidents. The lengths of court careers vary widely, but the mean and median lengths are 20 months and 13 months respectively. Age-specific annual rates of alleged offending are similar for accused males and females, and peak at 15 years of age. There is no particular tendency to escalation, de-escalation, or stability in the seriousness of repeated court referrals: all three patterns occur frequently. Thirty-seven percent of individuals with multiple court referrals have adolescent-limited careers (i.e. no incidents after the 18th birthday which resulted in court referral), 43% have adult-onset careers (no incidents before the 18th birthday), and 20% are persistent offenders (with incidents both as youths and as adults). The latter have many more criminal incidents in their careers and are much more likely than the others to have been referred to court for an offence against the person; however, the incidents in their careers are not more serious on average, and they are not more likely to have had an early onset of contact with the court system.

    The file from which these results were derived could support much more detailed analyses of the topics which are touched on by this report, as well as other topics which have not been addressed, such as the timing of incidents during the career, the processing of cases through the courts, the sequence of case outcomes and sentences, and the interactions between sentencing and future offending, including the impact on careers of incapacitation. As additional years of court data become available, future research should follow court careers past the 22nd birthday. This will result in a more complete picture of the court careers of chronic, persistent offenders, as well as a more thorough investigation of the court careers of "adult-onset " offenders, who had no contact with the court system during adolescence.

    Release date: 2005-12-09
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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20122836321
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2012-10-09
Articles and reports (16)

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  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201300111803
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat examines the number and types of cases completed in youth courts on an annual basis. Characteristics of youth accused, case decisions, types of sentences imposed and case completion times are also explored. Data are presented at both the national and provincial/territorial levels.

    Release date: 2013-06-13

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201200111645
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat article presents information on youth court cases at both the national and provincial/territorial levels. In addition to exploring the number and types of cases completed in Canada's youth courts, this report includes information on the characteristics of accused youth, case decisions or outcomes, sentencing details and case processing length.

    Release date: 2012-05-28

  • Articles and reports: 85-005-X201100111454
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This Juristat Bulletin presents the most up-to-date information on police-reported incidents and court cases involving money laundering in Canada. Specific issues include: rates of money laundering, characteristics of accused, such as age and sex, and the sentences most often received for incidents of money laundering.

    Release date: 2011-06-21

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X201000211294
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article summarizes data from youth courts across Canada that provided data to the Integrated Criminal Court Survey for the 2008/2009 fiscal year. Information is presented on the characteristics of accused youth and their court cases as well as case outcomes (i.e., decisions and sentencing details). The focus of this article is placed on the most recent year of data (2008/2009) with some jurisdictional and trend analyses.

    Release date: 2010-07-28

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X200900110783
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The Internet is a virtual world filled with an abundance of information and endless sources of entertainment. While an extraordinary tool, the Internet comes with risks. For children these risks include the dangers of sexual exploitation, such as luring through the Internet.

    Presently, there is little data available on child luring. The information that does exist represents only those incidents that have been reported to the police. Therefore, it is difficult to quantify the full extent and nature of child luring offences in Canada. Nonetheless, using the first available police-reported data on child luring, this Juristat article presents a snapshot of the characteristics of this relatively new criminal offence and the people accused of committing it, as well as an examination of court cases and decisions for child luring offences.

    Release date: 2009-03-12

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X200800410568
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This series of reports provides detailed statistics and analysis on a variety of topics and issues concerning Canada's justice system. The annual Juristat, Youth Court Statistics, 2006/2007, summarizes trends from provincial/territorial youth courts across Canada, which provide data to the Integrated Criminal Court Survey. In this Juristat, information is presented on the characteristics of cases and accused youth, sentencing and related issues.

    Release date: 2008-05-20

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X200800110509
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Using administrative data, this Juristat is intended to provide a profile of female offenders in Canada. Police-reported data are used to present information on the nature and extent of crime among female youth and adults in 2005 and then examine trends in the rate of female youth and adults charged by police with violent and property offences from 1986 to 2005. Data are compared with crime rates among male youth and adults to illustrate differences in levels and patterns of offending. The report also examines the processing of female youth and adults through the courts and provides characteristics of adult females under federal and provincial/territorial corrections. Again, comparisons are drawn with court activity involving males and with adults males under correctional services.

    Release date: 2008-01-24

  • Articles and reports: 85-561-M2005006
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This is the first quasi-national Canadian study of the criminal careers of a birth cohort. It uses linked data from the Youth Court Survey and Adult Criminal Court Survey to describe the court careers up to the 22nd birthday of Canadians born in 1979/80. The study includes six provinces - Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta - accounting for approximately 78% of the population of Canada.

    Eighteen per 100 members of the cohort were referred to court for a criminal offence allegedly committed before their 22nd birthday. Thirteen were found guilty of at least one offence, and ten received a sentence which put them under the supervision of correctional or probation authorities. The peak age of referral to court is 18 years. On average, between the ages of 12 and 21 inclusive, alleged offenders were referred to court in connection with 3.1 criminal incidents' or 2.4, if administrative offences are excluded. Just over half of alleged offenders had only one incident in their court career. Seventeen percent of alleged offenders were classified as chronic offenders, who were responsible for 58% of all alleged criminal incidents.

    Individuals whose contact with the court system begins later in adolescence tend to be involved in fewer criminal incidents. The lengths of court careers vary widely, but the mean and median lengths are 20 months and 13 months respectively. Age-specific annual rates of alleged offending are similar for accused males and females, and peak at 15 years of age. There is no particular tendency to escalation, de-escalation, or stability in the seriousness of repeated court referrals: all three patterns occur frequently. Thirty-seven percent of individuals with multiple court referrals have adolescent-limited careers (i.e. no incidents after the 18th birthday which resulted in court referral), 43% have adult-onset careers (no incidents before the 18th birthday), and 20% are persistent offenders (with incidents both as youths and as adults). The latter have many more criminal incidents in their careers and are much more likely than the others to have been referred to court for an offence against the person; however, the incidents in their careers are not more serious on average, and they are not more likely to have had an early onset of contact with the court system.

    The file from which these results were derived could support much more detailed analyses of the topics which are touched on by this report, as well as other topics which have not been addressed, such as the timing of incidents during the career, the processing of cases through the courts, the sequence of case outcomes and sentences, and the interactions between sentencing and future offending, including the impact on careers of incapacitation. As additional years of court data become available, future research should follow court careers past the 22nd birthday. This will result in a more complete picture of the court careers of chronic, persistent offenders, as well as a more thorough investigation of the court careers of "adult-onset " offenders, who had no contact with the court system during adolescence.

    Release date: 2005-12-09

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20050047948
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This series of reports provides detailed statistics and analysis on a variety of topics and issues concerning Canada's justice system. The annual Juristat, Youth Court Statistics, 2003-2004, summarizes trends from provincial/territorial youth courts across Canada, which provide data to the Youth Court Survey (YCS). In this Juristat, information is presented on the characteristics of cases and accused youth, conviction rates, sentencing and related issues. As well, statistics are presented for the thirteen year period from 1991-1992, the first year for which national data are available for the YCS, to the current year, 2003-2004.

    Release date: 2005-06-24

  • Articles and reports: 85-002-X20040028427
    Geography: Province or territory
    Description:

    This series of reports provides detailed statistics and analysis on a variety of topics and issues concerning Canada's justice system. The annual Juristat, Youth Court Statistics, 2002/03, summarizes trends from provincial/territorial youth courts across Canada, which provide data to the Youth Court Survey (YCS). In this Juristat, information is presented on the characteristics of cases and accused youth, conviction rates, sentencing trends and related issues. As well, statistics are presented for the 12-year period from 1991/92, the first year for which national data are available for the YCS, to the current year, 2002/03.

    Release date: 2004-03-12
Journals and periodicals (2)

Journals and periodicals (2) ((2 results))

  • Journals and periodicals: 85-561-M
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The Crime and Justice research paper series was initiated to explore a wide range of topics covering criminal victimization, youth and adult offending, the administration of justice, and the perception of the justice system and crime in Canadian communities. Staff at the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, visiting fellows and academic associates provide the analyses. The research papers are intended to stimulate discussion. Readers are encouraged to contact the authors with comments, criticisms and suggestions.

    Release date: 2011-12-15

  • Journals and periodicals: 85-544-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This publication presents information on youth crime and young offenders, including rates of crime, characteristics of young offenders and their victims, youth court cases, youth corrections, and repeat offenders.

    Release date: 1998-12-15
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